As a major employer, we recognise the importance of attracting, supporting, and retaining disabled members of staff, making workplace adjustments as appropriate to remove any disadvantage.
We expect line managers to promote a positive approach towards health and wellbeing, and to demonstrate a clear commitment to disability and inclusion. This will help create an inclusive working environment where everybody can reach their full potential and thrive at work.
Unlike students, we do not have a separate disability service for staff: we expect line managers to support disabled colleagues through making workplace adjustments as appropriate to help them reach their full potential.
Employers must make reasonable adjustments to make sure workers with disabilities, or physical or mental health conditions, are not substantially disadvantaged when doing their jobs.
Disabled colleagues can seek support through a number of channels.
Staff can get help paying for support they may need because of their disability or long-term health condition.
The Digital Education Office has produced resources on digital accessibility and inclusion in learning that can be useful in a variety of contexts, including work related materials and activities.
We are a member of the Business Disability Forum who provide extensive resources and toolkits around the inclusion of disabled staff in the workplace. Register with your University email address for access.